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  1. Gorkem Atay's Avatar
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    #1

    would buy/ bought

    1. ''I wish you would buy this shirt''.
    2. ''I wish you bought this shirt''.

    Is there any difference between the sentences above?

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    #2

    Re: would buy/ bought

    Yes, the first points to the future; the second points to the past. I would usually say "had bought" in the second.

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    #3

    Re: would buy/ bought

    I'd say #2 is incorrect without "had".

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    #4

    Re: would buy/ bought

    So,

    1. ''I wish you would buy this shirt''.
    2. ''I hope you buy this shirt''.

    Now they have the same meaning, aren't they?

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    #5

    Re: would buy/ bought

    Quote Originally Posted by Gorkem Atay View Post
    So,

    1. ''I wish you would buy this shirt''.
    2. ''I hope you buy this shirt''.

    Now they have the same meaning, aren't
    don't they?
    More or less, yes.

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